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Episode 9: STEAM or STEM – Why art plays a role 

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In this TTS Talking podcast episode, Mark Steed is joined by Chris Birch, the Head of Key Stage 2 at Citizens School in Dubai. Chris brings 11 years of experience in teaching at various international schools in the UAE. 

Sharing his passion for multi-disciplinary learning, Chris discusses why he believes schools still need STEAM and why art is so important for instilling creativity and inclusion. 

Embedding a STEAM programme 

Chris shares his considerations when embedding a STEAM programme into a school: 

  • What you want to achieve 
  • What skills you want to develop 
  • Get input from students from the start 
  • Reflect and review 

(The views expressed throughout this podcast are the speakers’ own, and TTS does not take responsibility for the views and guidance highlighted as part of this recording).

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